Hugh Atcitty-Begay Jr., 70, of Newcomb, passed away on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Farmington. He was born April 14, 1944, in Shiprock, to Hugh Atcitty Sr. and Jessie Redshirt Atcitty. Hugh was born into the Taábaha born for Kinlicheeni.
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During his life, he worked for and retired from NECA, Dine Nation. He also worked for Plateau Refinery.
Survivors include his wife, Rena Teller; sons, Leonard and Gilbert Atcitty; daughters, Nadine Norberto (Nelson Jr.) and Hughetta Atcitty (Don Shorty); step-children, Donnell Hnat (Rik), Tracey Phoenix-Lyons (John), Christopher Teller (Earlphia) and Harriet Talk; brothers, Edward and Calvin; sisters, Lorraine Smith, Jean Rose Bidtah (Elliot), Eleanor Antonio, Rose Bahe, Valeria Garner, Betty Barbone and Nellie Atcitty; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home in Farmington.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 25, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 414 N. Allen Ave. in Farmington, with Father Anthony Dike as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery, 6917 E. Main St. in Farmington.
Pallbearers are Kaleb English, Shawn Henderson, John Lyons, Bryan Norberto, Don Shorty and Chris Teller.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert Kee, Ernest Kenneth, Dugan LeBeaux, Glenn Nakai, Vernon Teller and George Werito.
The family would like to thank the San Juan Regional Nephrology Department, Dr. Pandya, Dr. Pokharel and the San Juan Rehabilitation Center.
Hugh's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
103 East Ute Street
Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Apr. 23 to Apr. 30, 2014